Boston Consulting Group
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Boston Consulting Group Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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4.1 486 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

Boston Consulting Group President and CEO Rich Lesser

Rich Lesser

(95 ratings)

91% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Focus on work-life balance and try to be very family-friendly"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Steep learning curve and diverse experience"
    in 21 reviews
Cons:
  • "work-life balance stinks, variability of assignments has some cons"
    in 107 reviews
  • "Undefined project scope are becoming more common, resulting in long hours of work"
    in 75 reviews
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Highly professional, interesting work, fabulous network

Consultant (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Great peers
- Access to c-suite
- Tons of learning
- Flawless benefits
- Interesting work
- New skillset

Cons- Some partners are utterly uninterested in development
- Showiness of senior leaders
- Shifting balance from strategy to implemenation

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing partners to be more giving, keep selling great work, make more of the network

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

ProsGood pay, many learning opportunities

ConsLong hours, poor work-life balance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Motivating work envrionment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

ProsEquality, professionalism, opportunity for growth

ConsNeed to be highly independant and efficient, demanding due to quality standards

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Brilliant people, genuine environment

Project Leader (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe work is very interesting, working right with C-suite more often than not
People genuinely care about your experience and work-life balance

ConsThe hours can be long, but no different than you would expect in the industry. At the very least it is recognized when you are working long hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting experience but...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Boston Consulting Group as an intern for less than a year

Proslearn something about problem solving approaches

Consyou work to make the richest companies in the world richer... not very inspiring

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The Best Company in the World to Work for!!

Human Resources (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group full-time for more than a year

ProsWhat you learn over 5 years at other companies you learn at BCG in 1 year.
Amazing Benefits
Challenging, exciting work with room to grow
A lot of fun soical events
Really smart, supportive friendly people you work with
The company really values their people and does everything in their power to accommidate the needs of their people and protect work life balance.

ConsHigh expectations
Can be long hours

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A great place to work, but you'll work hard!

Consultant (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Boston Consulting Group

ProsFantastic, smart, driven people
Some phenomenal projects that are interesting, intellectually challenging and give you access to senior leaders unlike any other job
Great culture
Good attempt to create work life balance - but not always possible

ConsWork hard and under pressure
Travel a lot
Variability in case quality - hard to tell how great a case is going to be before you start

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop more local work for consultants
Try more work sharing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at Boston Consulting Group

ProsIntelligent co-workers
travel opportunities
great place to work having just graduated college
excellent for ones resume
great benefits

Constravel may effect some people, was fine for me
would have liked more time outside of work

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to learn

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

ProsExcellent exposure to smart people, great companies and interesting client work. Good training and development. Global network and excellent brand name to have on your resume. Generally nice people who mean well. Fascinating collection of individuals, with quite a bit of diversity for a top firm.

ConsWhile the people are nice, the bar is high and it is still an up or out system, although the firm will help you along as much as it can.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to appeal more to the hearts, and not just the minds of employees. Leaders are often great problem-solves but not the best leaders of people.

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Fantastic place to work to learn & develop; highly stressful and volatile work - life balance

Consultant (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

I have been working at Boston Consulting Group

ProsBrilliant people, great training, excellent stepping stone for development.

ConsVery stressful, long hours, lots of travel, highly volatile experience from case to case.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay at least 50% as much attention to ensuring employees are satisfied after they are hired as when you are recruiting them.

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